8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2020 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/03/2020
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January key points
Total dwelling units
Private sector houses
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
Value of building approved
In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to December 2019. Further information about potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".
Small area data cubes and CSV files will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. These will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.
A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.
Bushfires resulted in minor disruption to data collection activities during January 2020 in New South Wales and Victoria. Quality assurance undertaken by the ABS confirmed that these disruptions did not result in any significant impacts to Building Approval statistics. Whilst it is expected that bushfire rebuilding and recovery activity will have some impact on future Building Approvals estimates, this activity is not yet present in the January estimates.
Revisions this month
Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:
New ABS Website
The ABS will be launching a new website in 2020. You will soon be able to see how this release will appear on the new website by exploring our Beta site. Regular users of this information are encouraged to explore the Beta site and consider if this will affect the way you access and consume ABS data and information. If you would like more information on the new ABS website, or want to discuss how the transition to the new site might impact you, please email newABSwebsite@abs.gov.au
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